On Sunday, May 21, 2017, President Donald J. Trump delivered remarks at the Arab Islamic American Summit. The President thanked King Salman and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for hosting the summit and also thanked the many foreign leaders for attending.
The President spoke of the historic nature of the summit, noting that this specific gathering of leaders was unprecedented and is a symbol to the world of a shared resolve and mutual respect between these nations. The President went on to mention the historic agreements made with Saudi Arabia saying they “will invest almost $400 billion in our two countries and create many thousands of jobs in America and Saudi Arabia.”
Speaking on how the United States will interact with the world under his administration, President Trump said, “Our friends will never question our support, and our enemies will never doubt our determination. Our partnerships will advance security through stability, not through radical disruption.”
The President addressed the threat of terrorism facing the world directly, showing that the United States stands with its allies to rid the world of this evil. “America is prepared to stand with you – in pursuit of shared interests and common security. But the nations of the Middle East cannot wait for American power to crush this enemy for them. The nations of the Middle East will have to decide what kind of future they want for themselves, for their countries, and for their children.”
Read the President’s full remarks here.